Reality television star Antonia “Toya” Carter, the mother of rapper Lil Wayne’s daughter, has responded to the public’s outrage over the OMG Girlz’ performance at the 2009 BET Awards. The OMG Girlz, as you may all know by now, features the daughters of rapper Lil Wayne(Reginae Carter) and singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (Zonnique), and two young girls named Bahjah and Lourdes. The following is Antonia’s statement:
I, Antonia ” Toya” Carter, have been disturbed but silent about the recent performance that took place at the BET awards, which including my only child Reginae Carter and her friends joining her father Lil Wayne on stage while he performed his new single “Every Girl”. I will be the first to admit that the father and daughter relationship should not have been reunited on stage for any particular reason while this song was being performed. Wayne is a very loving, caring, and devoted father and I truly feel that the act was unintentional due to the fact that he was trying to make his little girl happy by letting her be on stage with her father. Once again, I do not of any degree think it was a wise decision and I truly do apologize to all that this may offended and most importantly the children that watched this performance. I feel we all have learned a lot from this situation and pray that the viewers will allow these children to move forward with their lives and not held accountable because they are innocent.
Statement via Antonia Carter